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Consumer advocate Brendan Burgess said the current system which protects distressed borrowers should be “more or less maintained to protect those who are paying what they can”. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish mortgage holders have to pay about €250 each month for the lifetime of their loans to pay for the costs of those who are not able, or refuse to (...)

The IBRC offices in 2013 at Connaught House on Burlington Road.

A group of Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders, who rebuffed attempts to make them share the failed lender’s losses, are now set to recover all of the(...)

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore said its increased support for Finance Ireland would help drive competition in Irish SME lending. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The State-owned Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) on Tuesday launched a new €75 million facility to support small and medium-sized ente(...)

Irish mortgages are much more costly than European ones. Photograph: iStock

Irish banks, which are charging well above the euro-zone average on standard variable mortgages, face having to hold almost 2½ times as much expensive(...)

Incoming AIB chief executive Colin Hunt: Former political adviser will not there is little will to improve bankers’ pay. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As a former Government adviser, AIB’s incoming chief executive Colin Hunt shouldn’t need to have the political landscape explained to him when it come(...)

As unemployment has fallen here, average household incomes have risen – by 17 per cent since 2012 – but wages haven’t risen by anything like that. Photograph: iStock

The notion that we’re almost back at peak disposable household income – it was €48,476 last year, just below the boom-time high of €49,043 recorded in(...)

Former director Michael Fingleton arriving at the inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society. File photograph: Eric Luke

An inquiry into Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) is set to consider this week how it can proceed with public hearings that have effectively be(...)

 Mark FitzGerald says the Government and the Oireachtas need to act to increase housing supply.

The continuation of the Central Bank’s restrictions on mortgage borrowing means the Government needs to reduce the rate of VAT on new houses to delive(...)

There was a 23 per cent year-on-year increase in new mortgage agreements  in the 12 months to October

Homeowners in the Republic continue to pay the highest interest rates in the euro zone for mortgages, new Central Bank figures show. The data reveals(...)

BAI  chief executive Michael O’Keeffe suggested he had no interest in asking ministers for extra powers to apply updated ownership and control rules on existing media owners. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Who remembers March 1991? Mary Robinson was three months into her presidency, while the United States had just obliterated Saddam Hussein’s army in th(...)

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